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As much as I'm still in love with my 3DS and as much as I'd like to spend another Recaps on talking about video games, today is another day I just don't have time for that. Hopefully it's the last one! Within a little over a week, I need to finish three papers and prepare one presentation. One of those papers needs to be done by Monday, and it's being a bitch-and-a-half, so I'm going to be struggling with that one for the rest of the day and the weekend.

Finally, though, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Once these papers are done, I will be more or less completely finished. I can't begin to tell you how much I need at least a week to do absolutely nothing but play video games and watch movies, and that's exactly what I'm going to do.

I want to finish Bioshock Infinite which I've been playing through Family Sharing, I want to finish A Link Between Worlds which I'm still enjoying, I want to 100% Super Mario 3D World, there's a bunch of new games I got through the latest Humble Indie Bundle I still need to check out, I haven't touched Rogue Legacy since I got it in a Steam Sale, the list is virtually endless. It's going to be quite the week, let me tell ya. And I really really really want to reward myself for doing all that work without getting (too) distracted by video games by buying myself Pokémon X or Y. What can I say, I deserve it!
And, of course, I want to tell you guys all about it too!

After that, hopefully the next semester will not be quite as busy as this one.

* - Buddy Acker shares some of his story about his bisexuality. In addition, he speaks my mind about video games.

* - There are many reasons for why you should totally play Metal Gear Rising.

A - The DICE awards nominees have been announced recently, so VoltySquirrel wants to share his picks.

A - SamNN just doesn't know what to play! Or if he even wants to in the first place...

I - Go say hi to our new blogger, Adam McDonald!

T - Having played some of Double Fine's Broken Age, dmcscott finds a great game that is not exactly like he expected it.

T - Nimsshow did the unthinkable. He erased his Pokémon save file and started a new game.

F - SK120 takes a look at the Super Mario Bros. 3 animated show. Meanwhile, Mario thinks you're racist and you should feel bad.

F - This seems rather pointless.

- ShadeOfLight
May you always find water and shade

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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

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